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Vyaghradi Kashayam – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Vyaghradi Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine used to treatment of respiratory conditions like cough, cold and bronchitis.  It is herbal decoction. 


Vyaghradi kashayam benefits:

  • It is used in cold, cough, bronchitis and running nose.
  • It is effective in chronic respiratory conditions and fever.

Traditional indication

Fever of Vata and Kapha origin – Jwara
Asthma, respiratory disorders involving difficulty in breathing – Shwasa
Cold, cough – Kasa
Rhinitis – Peenasa
Abdominal colic – Shoola

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.

This medicine is also known as Vyaghradi Kwatham.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects of this medicine.
People with diabetes should take this medicine under medical supervision.


Vyaghradi Kwath dosage: 

  • 5 – 10 ml, before food, or on empty stomach, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • If the kashayam is concentrated, then it needs to be mixed with equal quantity of water and should be taken.
  • Kashayam tablet dosage is – 2 tablets 2 times a day before food or as directed by doctor.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

vyaghradi kashayam


Vyaghradi kashayam ingredients:
Herbal decoction is prepared from 10 grams of each of
Vyaghri – Solanum xanthocarpum
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia

Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum

IngredientsBotanical NameMethod of usingIndications
Vyaghri Solanum xanthocarpumThe decoction prepared with these ingredients should be served fresh with powder of Piper longum1. Diarrhea 2. Fever of vata-kapha origin 3. Dyspnea / shortness of breath 4. Cough 5. Rhinitis 6. Colic
GingerZingiber officinale
GuduchiTinospora cordifolia

Mode Of Action

Ginger and long pepper are potent spices, used extensively in treating cough, cold, asthma, indigestion and abdominal colic.
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia is known for its antipyretic  (efficacy against fever) qualities.
Vyaghri – Kantakari is useful as a bronchodilator and anti-tussive herb.

Method of manufacturing

As per traditional reference, the Kantakari, ginger and Tinospora are taken in equal parts, added with 8 or 16 parts of water, boiled and reduced to 1/8th part. filtered.
It is administered along with 1 – 3 grams of Pippali choorna – Long pepper powder.

Here, Long pepper powder is used as Prakshepa or adjuvant.

But in practice, pharmacies add Long pepper as an ingredient to the Kashaya, along with the other three herbs.

Manufacturer and Reference

AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala,

Reference: Ashtangahrudayam Chikitsa Sthana 1/61, Sahasrayogam, Kashaya Prakaranam, 17c

Shelf life

 2 years from the date of manufacture.

Store in air tight container.

Children,Pregnancy and Lactation

It is administered in lower doses in children.
Seek medical guidance for its usage in pregnancy.
It can be administered during lactation period, preferably in lower doses.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

7 thoughts on “Vyaghradi Kashayam – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. What would be so useful for us as students is to include those situations or conditions where the kashayam should not be used… for instance in the case of vyaghradi kashayam, increased pitta indicates that this kashayam should be discontinued in favor of one better for pitta, such as drakshadi or guduchyadi kashayam…. your thoughts,sir?

    • Namaste. It is a matter of honour to have your presence in my little website 🙂
      I am trying to compile the side effects and contra indicated conditions of different medicines. It is taking much time.
      I am also updating articles with the side effects observed by the patients after due inspection to ascertain that the side effects are due to the medicines and not due to other causes.

  2. Dear sir, im mother of a son who has breathing issues, after giving this medicine my son showed improvement instead of his regular tablets respikot, is there any side effects … can i continue with vyaghradhin and dasmula .


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